During a recent monthly drill at the Lexington armory, Sgt. Jordan Felt (right) is presented with the Army Commendation Medal by Capt. John Plaster (center). 1st Sgt. Lantz Tipton (left) nominated him for the award. (Photo by Spc. Bryan Samsel/Missouri National Guard)
By Jennifer Archdekin
LEXINGTON, Mo. - Missouri Army National Guardsman Sgt. Jordan Felt, of Blue Springs, was recently presented the Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service while representing his unit during Missouri National Guard's 2012 Best Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition.
1st Sgt. Lantz Tipton recommended Felt for the award and said that during the company, battalion and state competitions, Felt separated himself from his peers and achieved outstanding results.
"Sgt. Felt demonstrated exceptional strength, endurance and motivation combined with outstanding tactical and technical skills that enabled him to finish as the first runner up," said Tipton. "His military bearing and broad range of Army knowledge separated him from his peers and led to his selection."
During the competition Felt scored 298 out of 300 on his physical fitness test. He completed a 12-mile ruck march in less than three hours, qualified expert on the M9 pistol and sharp shooter on the M16, and placed second in the combatives tournament.
"Sgt. Felt accepted the role and dedicated long hours of preparation," said Tipton. "In addition to his regular duties as a team leader, Sgt. Felt trained on additional warrior tasks in order to prepare him for the competition."
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